Shiitake Mushroom and Miso Soup with Pak Choi and Udon Noodles

This is a beautiful South East Asian-style soup, made with dried shiitake mushrooms and miso paste. It has a thin, lightly-flavoured stock, making it a perfect light evening meal, or even a starter to something more robust. You can get the dried mushrooms in any Chinese supermarket (you should be able to get the lemongrass…

Sweet Pepper & Tomato Soup with Ciabatta Croutons and Basil Oil

As the cold weather creeps in and the nights grow ever longer, our appetites begin to change as our bodies yearn for that long-lost instinct of hibernation. We crave warmer, more substantial food to sustain us through the late autumn and winter. We want that sensation of heat and comfort that grows with every mouthful,…

Carrot and Red Pepper Soup

Now that the British weather is returning to us, perhaps it’s time to take a look at some food to warm the insides as the nights begin to get longer. Soups have long been favoured by us Brits but, for reasons that I can’t quite figure out, we get a lot of it processed in…

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup

A light soup is a welcome meal even in the warmer weather. I’m not talking about heavy stews with tons of ingredients, served thick enough to keep upright the proverbial spoon, but something much thinner, gentler on the pallet. Something suiting a lazy afternoon in the sunshine. There are probably a whole host of soups…